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Gardner Park benefits from casual dress at Community National Bank

NEWPORT — Mariah Goodell, a teller at Community National Bank in Derby, presented Newport Park Recreation Department Director Andrew Cappello, and Gardner Park Restoration Committee member Jenn Smith, with a donation of $500.00 on behalf of the bank’s Derby office employees. Bank employees dress casually on Fridays as part of their “Casual for a Cause”… Keep Reading

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Bridge in Derby renamed to honor former senator Kermit Smith

DERBY – The Northeast Kingdom community revealed a well-kept secret on Tuesday by renaming Derby’s Clyde River Bridge in honor of former Vermont State Representative, Senator, and State House Sergeant-At-Arms, Kermit Smith. Despite legislative action and rigorous planning, Smith’s former constituents managed to keep him in the dark about the honor. Sen. Bobby Starr, Sen.… Keep Reading

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Local dairy family buys former Perry Farm in Brownington

BROWNINGTON — After years of leasing land in the Northeast Kingdom while establishing an organic dairy operation, Adam and Heather Moulton bought a farm of their own through the Vermont Land Trust’s Farmland Access Program. The couple has strong roots in the region, with Heather originally from Derby and Adam from East Charleston. For years,… Keep Reading

Emily Klar talks about her goal to attend UVM Summer Academy with Claudio Fort, President & CEO of North Country Hospital.

Irasburg student attending UVM summer academy thanks to North Country Hospital donor

IRASBURG — Emily Klar of Irasburg is off to an intense summer academy at the University of Vermont this month, thanks to a North Country Hospital scholarship. This innovative program for students who have completed 10th, 11th or 12th grade offers an academically challenging program through active learning in labs, lectures, demonstrations and hospital visits.… Keep Reading

Derby Elementary School fourth graders happily pose as a group with Principal Stacy Urbin (left) to celebrate their success integrating math and science into a community action plan that saw them design, build and sell trellises, plus plant a produce garden for fall harvest.

Derby pupils turn ideas into action

DERBY – This is a remarkable story that goes way beyond the proverb about teaching someone how to fish for themselves. It began simply enough. Last November, Derby Elementary School’s fourth-grade teachers and their counterparts at Newport City Elementary applied for a joint $9,000 grant from the state Agency of Agriculture Food & Markets. With… Keep Reading

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Police: Derby man arrested for manufacturing butane hash oil

DERBY — A 19-year-old man from Derby was arrested this morning after police raided his home. The Vermont State Police executed a search warrant at the residence of Shane Goodell, 19, of Derby, at 10:40 a.m. Police say the raid was conducted after receiving information that Goodell was possessing and manufacturing butane hash oil. According… Keep Reading

Scholarship recipients who received their awards at an informal ceremony at North Country Hospital, June 28th include left to right Desiree Bowen, Owen Nadeau, Tammy Bothwell, Jacey Gray and Andreanna Andrew.

North Country Hospital Awards $30,000 in Healthcare Scholarships

NEWPORT — This year, 20 new scholarships were awarded by North Country Hospital to local students and adults planning to study nursing, pre-med, physical therapy and occupational therapy, dental hygiene and radiology. The Caryl B. Custer Scholarship for Nursing Students went to Emergency Department Unit Clerk Tammy Bothwell, to North Country Union High School graduates… Keep Reading

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Officials warn of phone scams in Newport, Jay, North Troy

NEWPORT — Vermont business owners in Newport, Jay, and North Troy have reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be from the Vermont Electric Cooperative, the businesses’ electric utility, demanding immediate payment of an alleged delinquent bill. The caller threatens that electric power will be disconnected unless immediate payment is made. The caller… Keep Reading

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Barton man charged with aggravated sexual assault

BARTON — A 46-year-old Barton man was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault. Travis Eurbin, 46, of Barton, was arrested on Wednesday, after an investigation was conducted by the Orleans County Special Investigations Unit. Police say the victim was under the age of 16-years-old at the time of the offenses. They allege the offenses… Keep Reading

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Holland goat farmer to serve 15 days in jail for animal cruelty

HOLLAND — A 42-year-old Holland woman will have to serve 15 days in jail for animal cruelty charges, after police found starving and dead goats on her farm last May. Stacey Lopes, 42, who now lives in Massachusetts, was sentenced after pleading guilty to three charges of cruelty to animals by depriving them of food… Keep Reading

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Jay Peak tram allowed to reopen, closes out Porsche Parade

JAY — Jay Peak Resort was allowed to reopen its aerial tram Saturday for summer operations after the state had earlier ordered it temporarily shut down. The resort recently completed a multi-day inspection of the tram. Jay Peak, in cooperation with the state, flew in an aerial tramway specialist and worked with state inspectors to… Keep Reading

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